bronze sculpture "Nymph who goes down to the bath", after Etienne Maurice Falconet
Bronze sculpture with brown patina representing a Nymph going down to the bath after the famous marble by Etienne-Maurice Falconet, presented at the Salon of 1757. This model, inspired by a painting by François Lemoyne, exudes all the grace and discreet sensuality of the Antique. Leaning on a tree trunk, the naked young woman holds a drape in her hands. This charming statue of a bather rests on a square base in brown patinated bronze. Work attributed to the 19th century French School. The original marble by Falconet is exhibited in the Louvre since 1855.
Dimensions of the base: 17 cm x 17,5 cm
A new feminine ideal
In the 17th century Falconet, inspired by the painting "The Bather" by Lemoyne, defined a feminine canon that would permeate his later works. Among the attributes of this canon of beauty, we find the narrow hips, the small and high chest, the drooping shoulders, the triangular face, the fine smile but also the median stripe, a hairstyle inspired by Antiquity which pleased Mrs. Du Barry so much that she asked to be portrayed in this way.
Dim: W: 21cm, D: 20cm, H: 60cm.
Dim: W: 8,3in, D: 7,9in, H: 23,6in.
Condition report: Very good condition.